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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Private ensuite rooms were very competitively priced. Of course for a small room, there might not be a window, but place is nice and quiet. The common area, kitchen and dining area were nice and in good condition. Those common areas also had good wifi coverage, but sadly wifi does not extend into most of the rooms. I would recommend...

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Unfortunately we had to cut our Scandinavia trip short due to the death of an immediate family member. We were able to obtain a refund from all of our other accommodation however Birka simply refused to refund us the £90 despite giving them 3 days notice. We also asked them if it was possible to amend our dates to later...

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Dolni Brezany, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We spent there only one night there. We had clean room for four. Our room was not big but also not small. Bed linen is free of charge. Reception is open from 10.00 - 21:00. Wifi is only in common areas. In our floor was only one toilet and closed shower. In my opinion there is not enough toilets and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The location is good - a very short walk to Hotorget station. Plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. Free coffee in the kitchen. Breakfast was good. The wifi did not work in the bedroom and it was inconvenient to have to go down to the common area whenever I wanted internet access. The price is reasonable.

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Reviewed 30 December 2016

There are two good things about this place: the strategic location and the free tea/coffee/pasta. The rest are off-putting. First, they did not reply to customers request for early check in. Apparently, I was not the only person who are facing this issue. Scroll down and you may see a similar case. After 8 hrs of a sleepless overnight bus...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Maybe other rooms are ok, but in a room of barely 4 m2 I am feeling like in a cell. To pay SEK 496.33/night for it seems outrageous to me. The management doesn't even let me talk to them for a refund as I want to move out. The room is not even on the plan of the rooms on...

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Ilirska Bistrica, Slovenia
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I was in this hostel only for one night, but my experience was completly good. Ladys in the reception were really nice and they quickly completed my check in. Internet was supposed to be working only in the lobby, but it has been working perfectly in my room as well (109). I reserved single room with bathroom and I got...

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Wageningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The story of my arrival already subtracts 2 out of 5 points from my rating for this hostel. I arrived after the reception closed for that day. I made this clear to the reception a couple of days beforehand. They gave me the front door code and would sent me an e-mail at the day of my arrival with information...

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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Well located hostel although hard to find. I arrived here 1.30 pm and i was made to leave my bags and come back at 2pm, that was very rude but oh well. When I was able to check in I was told the wifi was free but when I arrived to my private room, number 301, the wifi did not...

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Reviewed 28 September 2016

I was only there for one night. Standard hostel fare, nothing particularly good or bad. The showers were a little small. It was also a bit hard to find and it's a bit of a walk from the central bus station. Nice kitchen though and an unlimited supply of freshly brewed coffee - the actual thing, not the instant freeze-dried...

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Norrmalm
Norrmalm is Stockholm’s most central and busiest neighborhood. It’s home to the main shopping street, Drottninggatan, and to Stockholm icons like the Sergels Torg glass obelisk, the famous Hay Market with its Carl Milles sculptures, and the Hötorget Skyscrapers, a sight on every other Stockholm postcard. Norrmalm is also home to Sweden’s most traditional department stores Nordiska Kompaniet and Åhléns City juxtaposed with Stockholm’s most modern shopping mall, Mood Stockholm. Visitors to this area get to experience the unique Swedish philosophy of protecting cultural heritage while also staying on top of fashion innovation and modern architecture.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Modern hostel in the Capital of Scandinavia for those who seek a good rate and a comfortable stay. Vi offer private rooms and dormitories. Vi also offer a dormitory for only women. We offer free Wi-Fi in all rooms and common areas. We have a common and a fully equipped kitchen and a friendly social room were you can cook, meet new people or prepare for your adventures in the city. All of us att Birka Hostel value the security and safety of our guests and as such all the common areas are protected by cameras and also all rooms and common areas are equipped with the latest sprinkler systems which are connected to Stockholms emergency services. Coffe, tea and pasta is always free and available in the kitchen Laundry service is offered at a fee. Breakfast is served daily for an additional fee. Monday - Friday 7:30 - 10:00 Saturday - Sunday 8:00 - 10:00 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Birka Hostel

Address: 14-16 Luntmakargatan, Stockholm 111 37, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm > Norrmalm
Price Range: $37 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Birka Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 65
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“Avoid this place.”
 of 5 bubbles andycarlin, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We were on the first floor where most of the rooms were double. At the end of the corridor it was all very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles MikkP_12, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a middle bed. There are three per stack, the bottom one might as well be on the floor and the top is too high.”
 of 5 bubbles a_br0ad_abr0ad, 5 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Our room on the ground floor was too warm, but difficult to open the windows as they opened on the street.”
 of 5 bubbles alex09876, 17 Aug 2015 | Read review
“ask for a room with a not broken door lock”
 of 5 bubbles 971agust_nc, 8 Aug 2015 | Read review
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